Five Minutes.

Aiur just turned six. Every night, beside his mother, he looks at the kitchen calendar, counting down the days until his father Endika will be released from jail. Endika is a Basque prisoner who served fifteen years in a prison 500 km (310 miles) away from his home. During this time, Aiur could only contact with him in two different ways: a monthly visit and five-minute telephone calls. But the time has come for Aiur’s father to return home.

  • Amaia Nerekan Umaran
  • Amaia Nerecan Umaran
  • Gentzane Martínez de Osaba
  • Amaia Nerecan Umaran
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bost Minutu
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    1 hour 1 minute
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    Basque, Spanish
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    Digital DCP
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  • Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
    November 15, 2021
    Zinebi Bertoko Begiradak 2021
    Zinebi Industry Award 2019 + Zinebi Bertoko Begiradak 2021
Director Biography - Amaia Nerekan Umaran

Amaia Nerekan Umaran studied Audiovisual Communication at the Basque Public University (UPV / EHU). As soon as he finished his degree, he moved to Barcelona to study the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary, where he directed the documentary short film "Aparecida", a work that tells the story of a young woman who was born in a clandestine detention center during the last Argentine military dictatorship. After his stay in Barcelona, he returned to Bilbao and began working in different production companies, making various programs, reports and documentaries for television. He has also worked for IBAIA, the Association of Independent Audiovisual Production Companies of the Basque Country. In 2009, he went on to direct Hamaika Bilbo Telebista, a local television that broadcasts entirely in Basque. Currently, she works as a teacher and researcher at the Basque Public University (UPV / EHU), where she teaches classes in non-fiction script, production and documentary workshop. As a researcher, she has participated in the publication of several articles, books and publications on cinema and audiovisuals, as well as in different international conferences. In the same way, he has also collaborated with several film festivals, participating in the selection committee, the organizing committee, or as a jury. "Bost Minutu" is his first documentary feature film.

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